Windies selector resigns after dispute with Lara
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 13th July 2006
West Indies convenor of selectors Joey Carew has resigned after Brian
Lara’s criticism for allegedly not providing him the team of his choice
in the series against India. Carew submitted his resignation letter to
the regional body on Monday.
Lara had repeatedly asked for different bowlers to be added to his
squad for the recent Test series defeat at home to India, but was not
granted his wish. Carew’s decision seemed a natural outcome of a public
disagreement with Lara over the choice of the Test team against India.
"Those things had nothing to do with it. I advised the Board that I had
re-considered my position and decided to let someone else have an
opportunity...have a go at it. I'm just passing the baton on, letting
someone else have a say in the future of West Indies cricket," Carew
Carew, who has been involved with cricket in the Caribbean for the past
25 years, has played 19 Test matches and was vice captain of the West
Indies team in 1971-72.
Meanwhile, the WICB is expected to choose selectors from among former
pace great Andy Roberts, former off-spinner Derrick Parry and Sebastien
Lockhart, while the current selectors, former opener Gordon Greenidge
and spinner Clyde Butts are expected to be reinstated.